Government must honour pledge to fund Coronavirus costs

Government must honour pledge to fund Coronavirus costs

Government funding to help the City Council through the coronavirus crisis is over five times less than needed based on current estimates, which are likely to increase as pressures mount. Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick announced on Saturday there would be a further £1.6bn funding for councils nationwide to deal with the crisis, in addition to […]

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St George’s Day celebrations cancelled due to coronavirus restrictions

St George’s Day celebrations cancelled due to coronavirus restrictions

Like many other events nationally, Nottingham’s annual St George’s Day celebrations will not go ahead as planned due to coronavirus restrictions. The event is usually marked with a traditional parade by the Radford branch of the Royal Society of St George across the city centre to the Old Market Square. The parade is always headed by […]

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City swings behind Domestic Abuse campaign 

City swings behind Domestic Abuse campaign 

A new public awareness raising campaign has been launched to promote the help available for people at risk of, or experiencing, domestic violence and abuse (DVA). The campaign, under the hashtag #YouAreNotAlone, aims to reassure those affected by domestic violence and abuse that support services remain available during this difficult time. Members of the public […]

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City Council condemns Government’s ‘broken promises’ on PPE

City Council condemns Government’s ‘broken promises’ on PPE

Nottingham City Council is calling on the Government to provide the right level and quality of personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline carers at the right time, as they heroically carry out their duties during the coronavirus pandemic. Council Leader Cllr David Mellen, who has written to Secretary of State for Health Matt Hancock to […]

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Over 95% get top choice of primary school in Nottingham City

Over 95% get top choice of primary school in Nottingham City

95.2% (3,509) of children in Nottingham have been offered a place at their first or second-choice primary school starting in September. Figures out today (Thursday 16 April) show that 88.7% (3268) will be going to their first-choice school, while 6.5% (241) got their second choice. On time Primary school applications in Nottingham have increased from […]

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Over 1,000 food parcels reach homes of vulnerable people in Nottingham

Over 1,000 food parcels reach homes of vulnerable people in Nottingham

Nottingham City Council is continuing to reach vulnerable people isolating in their homes in the city with vital food supplies – with around 1,250 parcels delivered so far. Over a thousand people have now called the City Council to request help during the coronavirus pandemic. Almost 300 of those requests were made over the Bank […]

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Stay at home this Easter – we’ve got things for you to do (and not do)

Stay at home this Easter – we’ve got things for you to do (and not do)

Stay at home this Easter – we’ve got things for you to do (and not do) Nottingham City Council is urging people to stay at home this Easter to prevent the spread of coronavirus and ease pressure on the NHS and other frontline services. It is providing help and guidance so people can enjoy Easter […]

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City Council food parcel operation swings into action 

City Council food parcel operation swings into action 

An army of council workers has begun distributing food parcels to vulnerable people isolating in their homes in Nottingham. Nottingham City Council is overseeing an operation which involves food parcels being put together at one of its leisure centres by a team of council staff, strictly observing social distancing rules. These are emergency food parcels […]

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